More ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Screenshots Released

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When you find the right style, stick with it. So even if Batman: Arkham Origins isn’t being developed by the same team that brought us the previous two games in the series, it’s sticking with the gritty aesthetic and haunting urban backdrop fans know and love.

The latest screenshots give yet another look at the Christmas Eve setting of Origins, and prove that even if this game’s Batman is a younger and less experienced version – also not voiced by Kevin Conroy – he’s every bit as terrifying as fans expect. As are his enemies.

The main stars of the new batch of images and artwork (besides Batman himself, known for his ability to steal a spotlight) are none other than Black Mask a.k.a. Roman Sionis – the crime boss set to rid Gotham City of the caped crusader – and Deathstroke the Terminator, one of eight elite killer that Sionis has contracted to get the job done.

There’s still no word on the seven other comic book assassins hunting down the Batman (although we’ve got our own guesses), but from the admittedly brief looks we’ve had at Deathstroke thus far, the game’s designers have crafted a take on the character that could give Batman a run for his money. Take a look:

Nobody is questioning Warner Bros. Montreal‘s ability to make one spectacularly pretty game, and with characters like Penguin, Deadshot and others to call on, writing compelling antagonists isn’t going to be the most difficult task. Gameplay is where the team will be most directly measured against Rocksteady, so perhaps it’s best if the developers focus on simply telling a strong Batman story, and making it look good in the process.

We’re still waiting to see some artwork that will confirm Batman and Robin multiplayer components to Origins‘ campaign, but we’ll settle for whatever the studio gives us for now. Especially if the rest of the villains are as deserving of the spotlight as Deathstroke.

What are you most looking forward to with Arkham Origins: a chance to walk through a Gotham City set in the Arkham universe, or the story at hand? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available on Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC October 25, 2013.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be available on Vita and 3DS October 25, 2013.

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  1. it knda upsets me that they want everything to have armor now… batman never used to and they just want it cause they want it to be more realistic ut in reality all the armor would be just as bad cause he cant movie and be agile, he would also be loud… batman doesnt need armor but these days it seems to be expected.

    • Then how do you expect him to survive a rain of bullets? Look, you’re probably going to say that he’ll dodge it because he’s fast and agile but really, do you really dodge all the bullets when playing Arkham City? It’s his early years in crimefighting so he’s not yet used to it and needs to wear armor to protect himself. Only in his later years will he realize that he can be more faster and stealthier if he wears less armor

      • its not real. shooting game dont have armor yet you can take a few shots. its not real

  2. i am so happy about deathstroke, he appears to be a huge part of this game and i think this will be great for him. lets be honest here, 70% of people looking forward to this never read comics and even know the real batman nad his villains. Deathstroke is a real bada** and is not to be messed with. in the cartoons they really need to tone him down so i hope with this they show off the real deathstroke.

  3. Wow those are beautiful! For all the hate this game I getting I am actually quite excited for it. These screens and the what the developers are saying basically won me over. Of course ill make my final decision after some trailers.

    I think bats suit looks extremely similar to his suit in the other games. I mean a little different but not armoury. Deathstroke looks awesome!! I hope to god he’s a playable character in a challenge map. And I do hope robin is in it. Robin/nightwing/dick Grayson is one if my favorite characters. Would love to roam Gotham as him.

  4. I like the way Batman looks. I’m really looking forward to this. Reserving judgement until I see a trailer of gameplay or actually play.

  5. Help save Batman! I created a petition to bring Kevin Conroy back as the voice of Batman in Arkham Origins. The petition will be sent to correspondents at several Warner Bros. Entertaimnent facilities, and from comments on this site, along with several other sources posting the latest update, majority of fans seem upset at the idea of losing Kevin Conroy.

    Please find the link to the petition below. Thank you for your time!

    Best Wishes,

    https://www.change.org/petitions/warner-bros-bring-back-kevin-conroy-as-batman-in-arkham-origins

    • Dude the game comes out this october its a little to late

    • the limit was set at 75 signatures? Yeah, that’ll turn some heads at WB for their already finished game.

  6. Anyone else think that the Bat-costume is very Christian Bale Batman-like,more so than last two games, or is that just me?

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